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Parts of Alabama’s controversial immigration law upheld in court

A federal judge blocked some measures in Alabama’s controversial immigration law today, but some say the law has already spurred “unintended consequences” for the state’s economy.


Rick Perry’s immigration ‘Achilles heel’

The Texas governor’s moderate track record on immigration is being billed by opponents as a major weakness in his quest for the Republican nomination.


Shift in U.S. deportation policy provides reprieve for immigrant youth, same-sex couples

The Obama administration’s new deportation policy will focus on criminals, providing reprieve for DREAM Act youth and same-sex couples facing the threat of deportation.


‘Reverse brain drain’ in the U.S.

Foreign-born entrepreneurs educated in the U.S. are increasingly returning to their home countries to start businesses there. How is the U.S. handling this loss of innovation?


Study finds Mexican immigration to the U.S. on the decline

A recent report finds that Mexican immigration to the U.S. is on the wane, while Mexican-American births boost the population numbers.


Young activists take DREAMs into their own hands

Riding a wave of activism on college campuses, a growing number of undocumented students are going public about their own precarious immigration status.


Half of California ‘Dream Act’ becomes law

California’s governor signed half of a two-part bill that would allow undocumented students access to college scholarships.


Rice and baguettes: dispatches from a Tunisian refugee camp

Jesse Hardman ruminates on the meaning of home for transmigrated communities going about their daily lives in a Tunisian refugee camp.


Feds push detention reforms amid record number of deportations

Feds push detention reforms amid record number of deportations, but the move from a punitive to civil detention system could take years.

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